Divorce Advice: Information to Consider

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A Closer Look at Spousal Maintenance in New York

Apr 20, 2018 10:05:05 AM // Spousal Maintenance

Spousal maintenance is just one important aspect of a divorce that must be addressed. This refers to the sum of money that one former spouse may be ordered by the court to pay the other on a monthly basis following a divorce.

Although not granted in every case, it's a common issue that frequently arises.

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Why You Shouldn't Go to Family Court Without a Lawyer

Apr 9, 2018 2:35:07 PM // Child Custody, Divorce

Can you start a proceeding in Family Court on your own, without an attorney? Yes. But is it a good idea? Absolutely not!

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5 Factors Determining How Much Child Support You Will Receive

Mar 23, 2018 10:10:23 AM // Child Support

Undergoing a divorce can be a long, emotional process, especially if there are children involved. Not only must asset distribution, property division and child custody be determined, but also the amount of child support, if any.

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The Divorce Process in New York State

Mar 9, 2018 2:40:59 PM // Divorce

If you’re living in New York State and want a divorce, you may not know exactly where to begin. Whether a mutual decision between you and your spouse or not, undergoing a divorce can be an extremely emotional ordeal. Understanding what typical divorce proceedings entail may therefore help to ease some of the stress and anxiety often associated with this dissolution.

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What Is Sole Custody?

Jan 10, 2018 5:38:41 PM // Child Custody

Sole custody refers to “legal custody,” which indicates which parent makes the major decisions about the children. Sole legal custody is a child custody arrangement in which one parent is the primary caretaker of the kids and makes all the major decisions about the children, such as where they attend school, their medical treatment, whether or what religion will be in their life, and what extracurricular activities they will participate in.

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Is Child Support Required When You Have Shared Custody?

Dec 27, 2017 1:00:00 PM // Child Support

When parents of minors decide to get divorced, determining a child custody agreement is a top priority for the courts and the parents. There are two decisions that need to be made, either by the parties in a settlement before trial or by the Judge at the end of a trial: where will the children reside most of the time (“residential,” or “physical,” custody) and which parent will make the major decisions about the children (“legal” custody)? For most people, the bigger decision is about the residential custody of the children.

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What Does Joint Custody Mean?

Dec 20, 2017 9:40:44 AM // Child Custody

Establishing a custody arrangement is an important aspect of a divorce for couples with children. While some such cases result in a judge granting one parent sole custody, others may involve a joint custody agreement—oftentimes without ever even going to trial.

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8 Questions to Ask Child Custody Lawyers Before Hiring One

Dec 13, 2017 10:30:17 AM // Child Custody

Hiring a child custody lawyer who is dedicated to fighting for you and for what is in the best interests of your children is imperative. Without effective representation, you could end up wasting a lot of time and money for an agreement or court order that isn’t in your favor.

Part of finding the right legal counselor is learning key details about potential candidates to help you make this important decision.

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Is Alimony Taxable?

Nov 29, 2017 11:40:04 AM // Spousal Maintenance

When you are in a battle with your spouse regarding financial support, you may not initially think about the tax implications. However, understanding your federal and state tax regulations can help you prepare for your new financial situation. If you have been making qualified alimony payments, it is important to keep records so that when it is tax season, you have everything in order to reduce the taxes you owe.

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7 Qualities of a Great New York Divorce Attorney

Nov 15, 2017 11:10:01 AM // Divorce

When you're going through a divorce, you may be worried about many things: the potential outcome, the stress of your marital situation, the financial aspects, and the time and effort involved. A great divorce attorney can alleviate some of your concerns, making sure your case flows more smoothly and helping to achieve a more favorable outcome. Here are some qualities to look for when considering divorce attorneys in New York.

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